Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 4 March 2022

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Digital & Audio & Screen Opportunities

We’ve listed digital opportunities divided into those with deadlines, rolling deadlines, , and online workshops. Scroll down for live performance opportunities and in person workshops.  

Mark Ravenhill’s 101 Notes on Playwriting (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

Bitter Pill Theatre – The Painkiller Project – Deadline: 10 March 2022

BBC Writersroom: Write Across Liverpool – Deadline: 10 March 2022

Duly Noted – Eleven Films: training programme for aspiring script editors – Deadline: 14 March 2022

Channel 4 and New Writing North Talent Development Partnership – Deadline: 17 March 2022

37 Plays Podcast (Mark Ravenhill) (resource) – Deadline: not applicable

Rolling deadlines:

Cooped Up Creatives recruiting new contributors for poetry and art project (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Frequency Theatre Open to Unsolicited Script Submissions (Audio Plays Only) (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

New writing project for Heckington Living Radio (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted

TYPE! Accepting submissions for bookmark magazine (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Add Your Shows and Theatre Resources to Thespie (unpaid)- Deadline: rolling

Scenesaver – digital performance platform – Deadline: rolling

Freehand Scripts – free script reading – Deadline: rolling

Online Courses and Workshops

Martin Keaveney Creative Writing – SUPERFLEX – TEST-DRIVE

Flux Writers Membership (Jan is FREE)

Playwright and former Space Theatre script reader Scott Younger is offering free feedback on all plays 10 pages and under in length – Deadline: not specified

London Playwrights: Writing in Regional Dialect – Date: 2 March 2022

London Playwrights: Making Work Using Improvisation Techniques (4 week intro course) – Starts: 12 March 2022

London Playwrights: Creating Historic Characters – Date: 5 March 2022

London Playwrights: Pitching your Play – Date: 9 March 2022

London Playwrights: Producing your Project  (3 week course)- Date: Starts 16 March 2022

London Playwrights: Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson (10 week course) – Date: starts 24 March 2022

London Playwrights: Writing Necessary Coincidences – Date: 31 March 2022

NT Playwriting Masterclass: Verbatim Playwriting with Alecky Blythe – Date: 8 March 2022

London Playwrights: Writing for Audio (4 week intro course) – Date: Starts 14 March 2022

ARVON AT HOME WRITING WEEK: WRITING FOR THEATRE – Dates: from 28 March 2022

Big Fish Productions writing group – Dates: Every Friday

Relish Theatre – Coffee & Creative Catch up – Date: Every Friday

Part of the Main: Part of the Grid back with new online workshops – Dates: various

NT Playwriting Masterclasses – Dates: various

New! London Playwrights Monthly Zoom Drop-in for members (no extra cost!) – on the first Wednesday of each month, next one 5th January 2021

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPW Members Online Course: Mastering Dramatic Structure  – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Available now

LPW Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Available now

LPW: The Redrafting Toolkit – Available now

LPW Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

LPW Members: Online Course – The Submissions Checklist – Available now

 


Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs

Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events. 

With deadlines:

Tramshed Festival 2022 -Deadline: not applicable

Play Submissions Helper: 35 Play Submissions Opps with February 2022 Deadlines  – Deadline: various throughout February 2022

RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project launching in January 2022!  – Deadline: not yet specified

Writer in Residence at the Bronte« Parsonage Museum – Deadline: 4 March 2022

Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing– Deadline: 5 March 2022

Making Solo Work with Jenni Jackson – Date: 5 March 2022 (in person)

Platform Presents – 2022 Playwright’s Prize – Deadline: 7 March 2022

DYSPLA Storymakers Residency 2022 – Deadline: 7 March 2022

The David Nobbs Memorial Trust – 5th Annual Comedy Writing Competition – Deadline: 11 March 2022

Theatre Intern, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates (paid) – Deadline: 13 March 2022

EDINBURGH UNTAPPED AWARD – Deadline: 14 March 2022

Clean Break: Rewriting Justice training course – Date: 17 March 2022 (in person)

‘The Peter Shaffer Playwright in Residence’ at Trinity College – Deadline: 18 March 2022

WriteWild 2022 – Deadline: 18 March 2022

Theatre503 – International Playwriting Award 2023 – Deadline: 21 March 2022

Off The Rails Theatre: 3-Minute Drama Scriptwriting Competition (Prizes) – Deadline: 30 April 2022

4th Annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 31 May 2022

Bruntwood Prize 2022 – Open until 6 June! Plus FREE WRITING RESOURCES!– Deadline: 6 June 2022

New Diorama’s open Artist Surgeries are back – Deadline: not applicable, final surgery on 8 June 2022

Rolling & Unspecified deadlines: 

Traverse Theatre First Stages Festival – Deadline: not applicable

Creative Hub seeking creative writing about climate change – Deadline not specified

Fifth Word – Submit your Play (paid if produced) – Deadline: not specified

The Hope Theatre seeking plays for new programme (profit share) – Deadline: not specified

Think Shorts – Free Short film listing (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Fearless: Danse Macabre Productions Free Script Reading for Horror Scripts (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Association plans unveiled – Deadline: not applicable

Calling members of the Neurodivergent Theatre Community – Deadline: not applicable

The Swiss Church London offering subsided space for artists – Deadline: not applicable

London Pub Theatres seeking new reviewers (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted

The New Works Playhouse accepting submissions (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling

Work-in-Development Submissions for the John Thaw Studio at The Actors Centre (profit share) – Deadline: ongoing

Concord Theatricals are accepting unsolicited submissions (paid) – Deadline: ongoing

The BCG Pro Video Contest is looking for 2 minute scripted video sketches (prize £100) – Deadline: until further notice

The Royal Court now accepting online submissions – Deadline: rolling

John Byrne Award monthly competition for creative work (prize £250) – Deadline: monthly

Brush Stroke Order now offering bursaries for script reading services – Deadline: rolling

Hampstead Theatre announces year round submission window

Peggy Ramsay Foundation: Grant for writers – Deadline: rolling

Tutti Creative Space: cheap rehearsal space – Deadline: not applicable

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers (paid) – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

Live events and in person workshops:

Bush Theatre Masterclasses  – Dates: various (available both in person and online)

BBC & NFTS – BBC Scholarships – Dates: various

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